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a reality. because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. i'm going to do my part. as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and i will sign a desk directive giving law enforcement schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence. we will make it easier to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by strengthening the background check system. we will help schools hire more resource officers if they want them and develop emergency preparedness plans. we will make sure mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence, even as we acknowledge that someone with a mental illness is far more likely to be a victim of violent crime than the perpetrator. while year after year, those who oppose even mo
who wrote him new letters. >> she said i know laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hardly. i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then layed out what he says he will push congress to pash. reinstate the -- to pass. reinstate the assault weapons ban. require background check. renew a limit on high capacity magazines and more. >> the only way we can change is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president signed an executive order to enact tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks, and directing the cdc to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. >> we must do everything to stop such terrifying violence. >> reporter: the president's proposals face a difficult challenge with republicans and democrats. today they listened to more suggestions than the president had to prevent mass killing and gun violence. >> you can in fact make guns in a way that only the owner can operate that weapon. >> part of the community is a war zone. >> reporter: the proposal is expected to pass. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu chan
america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who lie in background checks. school flexibility to use federal money for safe
and congress to back sweeping new changes to national gun control laws set in motion by the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> president obama signed 23 executive orders that he says will reduce gun violence in america. [ cheers and applause ] >> the president surrounded himself with children who wrote him letters about guns following the massacre in connecticut. one wrote there should be a limit on how many guns a person can own. >> letting schools use federal funding to improve school safety, by hiring more security. appoint a director of, reinstate a ban on assault weapons, limit high capacity magazines and create a background check system for all gun sales. >> i believe most gun owners agree we can respect the second amendment while keeping few from inflicting massive harm. ktvu's noelle walker has more. >> reporter: several of the orders revolve around providing mental health care and reporting mentally ill patients. a judge declared one goh unfit to stand trial. his attorney said his client was a schizophrenic with a men
and a dwindling force, bratton's expertise is needed. >> i think he's a wonderful leader in law enforcement. i look guard to working with him. i don't expect any of the controversy that is surrounding him to be an issue for us. >> reporter: if you ask new city council member noel it appears city leaders are ready to approve the $250,000 contract for his services. >> that's governments primary responsibility is to guarantee the safety and security of its people. >> reporter: the public safety committee meets at 5:30 tonight. although they plan to protest, the committee is expected to approve that contract. live in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we caught up with governor jerry brown and asked if he plans to provide resources to help curb violence in the city where he once served as mayor. >> i want to help where i can. oakland has to solve its own problems. the fire department, mayor, of you got to put together. >> governor brown said he'll look at what he called any reasonable request for help from oakland. he points out he's sent the highway patrol to assist oakland police in f
did not happen the way law enforcement said it did or may not have happened at all. >> well, i think we need to as a society look at things more carefully. perhaps we as a society have been conditioned to be duped. >> tracy also suggested that actors were used to shape debate about gun control. she is upset that the comments caused more pain in newtown connecticut and that the professor spoke as a private citizens and not as a representative of the school. >>> tracy is on the fast track and they are looking at the president's recommendations and wants to move quickly. the president's promise for new gun laws is getting plenty of kickback, kyla? >> reporter: president barack obama has made it clear he wants to take action and will do so without congress and gun rights groups are fighting back. after the shooting in newtown connecticut the focus is on assault weapons. passing new legislation could prove difficult with a split on gun control. the n ra has vowed to fight any new restrictions but more than a million people have signed a petition backed pie his group to stop the sale of as
says she is meeting with department of justice to try to bring more enforcement law enforcement resources to oakland. >>> we're also learning the reasons behind san jose police chief chris moore decision to leave the department. the 51-year-old chief last day on the job is tomorrow. moore says the last straw was when the city council vetted against putting a tax on last november's ballot to help the police department's finances. chief moore said if he decided he didn't have the support of city leaders it was time for him to go. san jose has not decided on a permanent replacement for him. >>> story of an attempted kidnapping in san jose is thousand being called a lie. the child's mother confessed to making up the story. coming up at 4:45 what is expected to happen next in the case and reaction from the community. >>> the local cycling community is split on whether to believe lance armstrong's apology for using performance enhancing drugs. >> i made my decisions. they are my case. i'm sitting here today to acknowledge that and to say i'm sorry for that. >> armstrong's long awaited
the law after the death of reddic go founder erik swartz. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news it's now 12 minutes after 5:00. the psychiatrist of the accused gunman is facing a civil lawsuit. san tell belong the widow of a victim of a aurora shooting filed a suit. the psychiatrist should have advised police to arrest suspect james holmes weeks before the shooting rampage. >>> there is a new poll that shows most americans want tougher gun laws after last months deadly school shooting in connecticut. 84% of those surveyed by the associated press say they favor background checks from people who buy guns at gun shows. 55% support a ban on assault weapons. and 51% support a ban on the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines. >>> president obama will lay out his plans for sweeping changes for gun control. as ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the president is facing opposition from gun rights groups. many republicans and even some fellow democrats. kyla. >> while the president can make some changes on his own using executive orders, he will need co
that the massacre at sandy hook last month did not happen the way law enforcement said it did or may not have happened at all. >> well, i -- i think that we need to as a society look at things more carefully. perhaps we as a society have been conditioned to be duped. >> tracy also suggested actors were used to shape debate about gun control. the president of the university says she's upset the comments caused more pain in newtown and that the professor spoke as a private citizen, not as a representative of the school. >>> we have new information on last week's school shooting near bakersfield. prosecutors in kern county say they will try the 16-year-old suspect as an adult. witnesses say the teenager walked into a science classroom at taft high school and shot another 16-year-old in the chest. the victim is current lit in a medically-induced coma but doctors expect him to -- currently in a medically- induced coma but doctors expect him to recover fully. >>> president obama is going over the vice president's proposals about tougher gun laws. we could possibly see an executive order by the pres
elementary school did not happen the way law enforcement said it did or may not have happened at all. he also criticized the media's coverage. >> i think the entire country mourned about sandy hook elementary school and yet once again, the institution never took place as far as i am concerned. >> reporter: is he no stranger to controversy and he doubts the y f k -- jfk assassination and aurora shooting. >>> we are getting a look at last week's school shooting. witnesses say he walked into a science classroom at the school and shot another 16-year-old student in the chest. prosecutors say they will try him as an adult. the victim in the case is expected to recover despite suffering critical injuries. >>> president barack obama is reviewing gun safety proposals for vice-president joseph biden and his panel. and the president could make an executive order by the end of this week. as kyla campbell reports, one republican congressman is threatening impeachment. >> reporter: dave people who support gun rights say president barack obama's support for gun orders threaten their rights. since the shoot
most americans want stricter gun control laws but republicans will fight against gun control. >> this is a very important constitutional right. we are dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that stand point. >> president obama will announce his proposal to reduce gun violence at the white house this morning. he will be joined by children who wrote to them about gun violence following last month's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. many people participating in a gun buy back program went home empty handed. it ran out of money in a little in about an hour. plus how gun owners were compensated after the cash ran out. >>> time is 4:35. the mountain view stickum has yet to -- city council has yet to make a decision on whether to ban food carts downtown. other members discuss the growing popularity showing the trucks serve a grab and go clientele. a former vote will take place at a later date. >>> tickets for the sharks two on sale at 10:00 this morning. the sharks first home game is a week from tomorrow against phoenix. they want to thank their fans for their pati
to be ease -- going to be easy. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid says changing gun laws will be a tough challenge. democrats in the senate are going to work on gun laws they believe will pass the republican controlled house. but some republicans who support gun rights say none of these measures would have prevented the tragedy at newtown. they believe the focus needs to be on mental health. >> it really does a disservice to the families and victims of newtown. it does a disservice to the american people. to look at what the real policies are here. >> reporter: mental health is expected to be a part of president obama's gun control agenda. i'll take a look at his options when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> ktvu news will bring you live coverage of the president's proposals for reducing gun violence. he is scheduled to make that announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will also be streaming the presidents remarks live on our website ktvu.com. >>> happening right now a small group of redwood city boat owners ignored a midnight city deadline.
rampage. >>> a new poll shows most americans want tougher gun laws following the deadly school shooting in connecticut. 84% of those surveyed favor background checks for those who buy guns at gun shows. >>> 7:17. we're less than two hours away now from hearing president obama's proposal for gun law changes. he will make the announcement surrounded by children who wrote to him after the newtown school shooting. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom where you just got a look at some of those letters. >> reporter: my white house contact sent me three letters from kids from around the country. one little boy from georgia asked president obama to stop violence. an 11-year-old girl julia wrote she couldn't bear the not of losing her brothers and sisters -- the thought of losing her brothers and sisters to guns. at this morning's announcement, president obama is expected to push for better enforcement for existing gun laws. he can require keeping data on where guns are. the government stopped keeping track nine years ago. when it comes to the background, president obama can push fo
online to see if the amount is on the card. if not, contact your law enforcement agency. >> i looked at it thoroughly. >> it is terrible. to take advantage of people. there are a lot of people hurting. tough times. i think it is awful. >> reporter: i got an e-mail from safeway, if a consumer has an issue call the number on the back of the card or visit the store. matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the bay area's first flu death of the season was reported this afternoon in the south bay and there have been four others statewide. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live in san jose where officials warn that this potentially deadly flu season is only getting started. john? >> reporter: that's right. tonight i have been seeing more and more people coughing and keeping their distance. officials say one death, there could be many more. >> typical peak of flu a month away the first flu death. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: he said she died a week ago. althoughthe state does not report deaths in those over 65. we found a myth keeping some from
orders toughening existing laws. the first of the hearings on these are scheduled for next month. >>> hundreds of people gathered at the state capitol to protest tougher gun laws. ♪ bros bright stripes >> the protest -- whose bright stripes ♪ >> many say this is another way for the government to chip away at the second amendment. >> the this is gun appreciation day. own and buyers are urged to send a message to contact and president obama -- openers and buyers are urged to send a message with them to this facility. >> reporter: volunteers are working to complete this condominium complex in daly city. why so many are pitching in today. >>> how the lbgt community is being represented in this year's presidential inauguration. >>> and baseball fans say goodbye to a hall of fame legend. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sittin
it the law it was not very easy to defie their rules. >> reporter: a few stops later a white man got on and could not find a seat. >> he wanted to know if i was going to stand up i told him i was not. he said if you don't stand up i'll have your arrested and i said he could do that. >> reporter: rosa parks was arrested, fingerprinted and fined. a reverend named martin luther king brought a lawsuit against the bus company. the u.s. supreme court declared montgomery segregation laws unconstitutional. in recent years the civil rights movement she had inspired brought her out for speeches and celebrations. she worked with the nnacp, started an organizations to provide opportunities for young people. but about her part of it in it all she was always modest. >> are you proud of what you've done? >> well, if not i would take so much pride in myself but what i was happy about was the fact that the people in montgomery stayed off the buses in large numbers and opposed of course that made it a protest and this protest could put the bus company out of business for a while. >> a week later, rosa
helped fill restaurants and give law enforcement time to prepare for a crowd of 30,000 people. many that arrived by car. >> we stayed thinking it would be a quick shut up the one. >> reporter: they ditched their car. >> we think sitting in this car takes as long as walking. >> reporter: people were respectful and only a handful of photographers returned to the perch with the understanding it is that own risk. >> peter mel of santa cruse was the winner. for more on the swell we have been tracking let's go to mark mile. hi, mark. >> we have been tracking this and it was produced by a super-storm and wave heights are 17-18 feet in the pacific. this is friday and i will advance this and you will notice the wave heights back off into the saturday and sunday and the bright colors are not moving to the bay area. we knew there would be long waits and that happened today with about 30-40 minutes. i saw 25 feet sets as i was watching the coverage. you can see the high surf advisory expired. and we are overnight lows and get ready to bundle up. temperatures will be in the upper 20s out towards
a law banned smoking in enclosed environments. researchers say before the law took effect the number of children hospitalized with asthma systems have been growing by 2.2%. within 12 months after the law was in place, hospitalizations fell 12%. >>> the president has something going into his second term that he didn't have in his first, a graying head of hair. you can see these two portraits. the one on the left was in 2009 and the one on the right was last month. doctors say stress is to blame for a condition that cause as person to lose his hair and when it grows back it becomes gray. >>> why some people turned in their weapons after the money ran out. >> cooler weather is headed to the bay area, what you can expect for tomorrow and when you may need the umbrella coming up. >>> court papers endicate a teen was -- indicate a teen was annoyed with his mother before killing his family saturday. the information came in a statement filed ahead of the teen's court appearance tomorrow. investigators say he shot his parents and three siblings at the family house using guns that were kept in
on mental health are things we should and can do, to help reduce gun violence and, no law or set of laws will end violence. obviously. or the deficit. but, if we can save one life through action, we can do it. we think we can get the votes in the senate -- >> assault weapons? >> the president put forward a variety of things, assault weapons and high capacity magazines an universal background checks and mental health. school safety. so, we think there is support for a lot of these things and we'll push as hard as we can. >> chris: finally, less and a minute left, most of obamacare goes into effect at the end of this year, beginning of next year. states are having problems, already, putting the exchanges into effect and insurance companies an employers are having problems. is there any chance the president will say, let's slow down and delay the january 1st, 2014 kick-in of a lot of the stuff and allow people more time to implement it? >> no. no, i think -- no. but hhsr, health department is working with employers and states to be flexible and making sure we work with them very closely. >>
can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> mostly clear. temperatures from upper 20s to near 50. temperatures will be warming up. low to mid-60s. >>> 7:14. new information on boeing's troubled 787 dream liners. investigators in japan investigated a plane forced to make an emergency landing on wednesday after the battery light came on and the pilots noticed a burning smell. investigators say it appears the plane's battery voltage exceeded design limits. the federal aviation administration grounded all dream liners until airliners can prove the batteries are safe. >>> people calving through sfo could encountert delays of nearly an hour. the air
law professor predicts lance armstrong's televised confession to doping could trigger a new criminal investigation. as we first reported early this week, oprah winfrey had an interview with lance armstrong in which armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs when he was competing in the tour de france. peter keen of golden gate university says that admission may prompt the u.s. attorney to reopen its criminal case against armstrong. keen said giving armstrong a pass would amount to a legal double standard. federal prosecutors have not commented. >>> police at uc davis launched a criminal investigation into an explosion at a campus apartment that injured a student researcher. it's still unclear what the student was doing when the explosion happened yesterday. officials from the fbi and bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms removed dangerous chemicals from the apartment. the student hurt one of his hands in the blast. at this point no one is in custody. >>> a judge sentenced a richmond man to death today for killing his ex-girl friend and her friend at the teleplays after
under the law for if we are truly created equal, surely our love to one another must be evening wall as well. [applauds] >> reporter: we ran into california's senate majority leader and asked her what she thought of the president's address. >> the president made reference to taking care of the legacy of our natural parks and resources and i thought it was really something different but beautiful. >> reporter: now the inaugural parade it was supposed to start a half hour ago and the parade route is about a mile and a half long and goes from behind me to north of the capital building a long pennsylvania avenue and ends at the white house. marina , i have to tell you, it was cold last time but not uncomfortable though it is supposed to get really cold tonight but not so terrible for the inaugural live. >> how about the turnout, there was a lot of talk about the turnout, but what have you seen today? >> reporter: well, somebody saw an awful lot of people before the inauguration ceremony took part. they will not have any firm numbers until at least tonight but certainly less than the 8 mi
wade and that's the highest percentage and new state laws three problems on that. >>> home values are up 15% in the last year and in forecast alameda counties could be up another 10% by the end of this year. they have watched the available homes shrink. >> it is not to go over offer but in lots of situations there is multiple bidding. >> but those numbers are across a wide region and people should focus on bay area residents. average rents in the east bay peninsular san francisco were nearly unchanged in the 4th quarter of last year. average rents it decide as for the leveling off. >>> one of the big story lines is two brothers coaching against each other. but jim harbaugh wants the focus to be elsewhere. >> they are the ones who have the most to do with it and they are the ones we should been talking about. they will probably exchange a few text messages but they will prepare for the meeting in new orleans. >>> they are counting down for the super bowl sunday and san francisco police are also getting ready for the super bowl game after after the championship game on sunday, there
counts against him. a state bar court judge said troy benson should not be stripped of his law license. the decision is considered a victory for bensen who was accused of concealing evidence in a molestation case six years ago. >>> oakland mayor jean quan today wrote an open letter to the city council in support of the police advisor bill bratton. quan said bratton would focus on improving the department's compstat system which tracks crime data and trends. bratton is one of the suspect's inventors which quan said makes him uniquely suited to help perfect it. quan addressed concerns over a possible stop and frisk program saying racial profiling will not be tolerated in the oakland police department, period. >>> the san francisco 49ers are due to arrive in atlanta in a few hours as they get ready for game that could send them to the super bowl. earlier today at the santa clara training facility the team boarded buses headed to the international airport. there wasn't a public sendoff, but that did not stop this die hard fan who brought his video camera and tamed the athletes through a ti
access. law enforcement will be shutting down all the roads that lead to pillar point. also the national weather service warning about possible sneaker waves hitting the coast. that is starting late this afternoon through tomorrow morning. now if you'll remember three years ago during the mavericks surfing competition unexpected waves broke on shore and dozens of spectators at the southern tip of mavericks beach. within the past month waves have killed three people in the bay area including a man and his nine-year-old son who swept off the rocks while fishing in the head winds. a wave can strike with enough force to -- then they retreat back into the -- sneaker wave warning along the sonoma coastline citizen to san mateo county. officials have issued a high surf advisory that starts tomorrow and lasts through sunday. if you want to catch mavericks because of the 49er game a lot of folks might choose to stay at home and watch the game there as well as the surfing competition via live web cast. we will provide a link to that on our ktvu website. if you do decide to come out here the maveri
and referral to law enforcement. san jose police sergeant. >> if we find something we suspect may be child pornography we will write a search warrant and pay them a visit. >> reporter: reporting live, consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a father is working to help parents protect children from child abduction. when his son went missing he realized how important a description is for police so he formed one voice. they make i.d. cards so parents have a recent picture and finger prints. he says children of illegal immigrants are targeted because they are mostly undocumented. >> so illegal kids are the easiest targets. >> the organization is now taking the kits to all churches and schools within a 150-mile radius. >>> several pharmacies are all out of the flu vaccine. ktvu learned target, walgreens and cvs are all out and they don't know when they will get more. contra costa county officials say you should contact their healthcare provider first to see if shots are available. >>> a nurse is refusing to get a flu shot and so kaiser says she must wear a mask while working with pa
. >>> they are looking to the toughest gun laws legislation. they will crackdown on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. they will also include tough measures to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. it came in response to a school tragedy about one month ago. >>> this comes on the same day vice-president joseph biden will unveil his findings and task force recommendations will include a background check for all purchases. president barack obama will review the report and make a formal announcement later this week. we will have more at 5:15 this morning. >>> we are now hearing hillary rodham clinton will testify about the deadly attack in libya. that is according to the foreign house committee. secretary clinton will answer questions about the raid that killed three other americans in benghazi. she was scheduled to testify last month but could not because of her ill necessary. >>> they will run out of money to pay the bills if congress does not raise the debt ceiling. president barack obama said we are not a dead beat nation and congress wants to pay its bills but we do not wan
more about that but did say the man in the trunk had previous run ins with the law. they'll do an autopsy but this is considered an homicide. what we've learned about the crime scene is the blood found inside the car was not the blood of the victim, that was somebody else's blood so they have a will the of sorting out to do. this is as i said considered a homicide. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> oakland's police chief mind your say they're taking action to stop the surge in violence after four people were killed and 11 were wounded over the weekend. much of the violence is attributed to a feud between two rival groups sparked by the death of a young woman last summer. the chief said the games have been responsible for about 90% of city's violent crimes in the past 6 to 8 months. >> we know there's probably 1 or 2% of the population that causes violence we're very focused on them. >> chief jordan says declaring a state of emergency wouldn't help because the department is already getting assistance from the chp, apf and u.s. marshals. plan to add 100 people to patrol while holding more
is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. only honest law abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to more tragedy. reporting live in washington, jacqueline fell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jacqueline. >>> marin county's first ever gun buy back program was so popular, it ran out of money by early afternoon. people received $200 for semiautomatics and $100 for other guns. after the $40,000 pool ran out, people were given 0-day vouchers. a second buyback is scheduled for monday at the san rafael and mill valley police departments. >>> new at noon, the wife of san jose's first homicide victim of the year spoke out today. jeanine was there. >> reporter: good afternoon. police say they have limited information on this case. they say they know that somebody knows something and they want people to come forward. the victim's wife spoke to the media a short time ago, and she broke down in tears. >> i'm sad. i'm very sad for my daughter. >> reporter: it was very difficult for her to speak about her dead husband but she wanted to face the media and tell
the investigation. law enforcement is discussing when to reveal any more information on the case. word is that may happen soon. i spoke on the phone with dixon's attorney and he says this latest development comes as a surprise. he says his client never revealed that she had any direct ties to gangs. the attorney is waiting for discovery in this case from the d.a.'s office. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> two young men charged with killing two teenaged girls are expected to enter a plea this afternoon. the suspects are charged with the brutal shooting deaths of 15-year-old and 16-year-old teens in late november. the two girls were lifelong friends who grew up in alameda. homicide investigators say the suspects knew the girls but there's still no word on a possible motive. >>> san jose police have released the sketch of a suspect who tried to grab a 3- year-old girl out of her mother's arms. the man is described as latino, in his 20s, wearing a red baseball cap, jeans, a yellow striped shirt and smelling like automotive oil. the mother says her daughter was
and firearms to bring more law enforcement resources to oakland. >>> the bar pilot on a tanker that side swiped the bridge last week could lose his license. they are investigating he is conduct according to the san francisco chronicle and research by san francisco examiner said he had the most incidentses between 2,009 and 2011. it cost more than $2 million in damage. >>> high surf is great for pro surfers and dangerous for beach goers and several areas are off limits ahead of the mavericks surfing competition. alex savidge joins us live to let us know the new restriction insist place. good afternoon. >> reporter: with nice weather and the mavericks competition going on, there will be big crowds at many bay area beaches including half moon bay. today the coast guard is putting out a warning. you can expect there to be large waves. in many spots. it in the 10-foot range and the coast guard is hoping the people won't under estimate the power of the ocean and especially since several people recently are swept out to sea by large waves. >> i hope everyone takes that as a warning that the ocean is n
and is planning to return to teach law. no word on his replacement: >>> more freshmen are applying to college. according to the uc campuses, an increase of 10.7%. also, latino applicants are the largest group of freshmen applicants. at uc berkley, more than 67,000 students apply. ucla received the most applications with more than 80,000 applications. >>> boeing is saying they will not build more dream liners until the investigation is complete. all of the dream liners were grounded until the investigation is complete. >> when they are released slowly, the batteries have a very good safety record, but if not, the batteries will release their content and have the potential for explosion. >> united is the only us airline currently flying the plane and is expressing support for boeing. now, one of the run ways at the san francisco national airport is closed today for construction. sfo will only be able to handle about half of the 60 flights an hour. the biggest impact will be on passengers flying within a two hour radious of the area. >>> there is good news for the passengers concerned about priv
everyone else under the law. surely the love must be equal as well. >> it is the first time the issue of gay rights has been mentioned in an inaugural address. >> the opera house opened its doors for a watch party today. >> my fellow americans, the oath i have sworn before you today -- >> people gathered to watch president obama's faith in america's future speech. one woman came for the atmosphere and a speech that is all about community involvement. >> you know, he strikes the right amount of hope and challenges all of us to step forward and participate in our government which is important. >> people were thrilled the festivities on the day that honored martin luther king, jr. for more on today's festivities in washington, log on to www.ktvu.com and click on the inauguration tab. >>> while addressing the nation today president obama promised action on climate change. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now live in foster city with reaction and the reality. john? >> reporter: indeed it is beautiful here tonight at center park but experts tell me do nothing and today'
served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> it's time for another edition of the best of "right this minute." the videos on our website. >> everybody's talking about the flu epidemic, wauving hands, using hand sanitizer. imagine in this happens? someone comes down the street and sneezes. they aren't real sneezes. a squirt bottle, michlting water out as they walk by. people are thinking they're getting sneezed on, coughed on. this would make me lose my mind. i would punch somebody in the face. >> the video seems like one thing turns into another. this girl is singing "so so sick" by kneeneo, but her boyfriend -- to see this video, go to our website and click on -- >> best of rtm. >> corky is not new to us here
to curb gun violence. the nash rifle association opposes any new gun laws. jackie spear is calling on the president to use his executive powers to act. >> i recommended that he do by executive action as much as he can, because i am not very confident that this congress is going to have the guts to do what's right. >> the task force recommendations are expected to include requiring background checks for all gun purchases, a limit on the numbers of bullets allowed in magazines, and a new ban on assault weapons. >>> in the bay area, a gun buy back is scheduled for tomorrow in marin county. from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. >>> u.s. supreme court justice clarence thomas broke a 7-year long silence today when he spoke out loud during oral arguments, but he broke he violence not with a question, but a joke. thomas is known for rarely commenting from the bench. in fact, the last time he did so during a case was february of 2006. but today, during arguments, he made a joke about ivy league lawyers, poking fun at yale, where he graduated from law school. >> u.s. defense secretary said the obama
. the state is significantly advanced when it comes to adopts new highway laws. >>> facebook announced a new feature that will help users make more friends and new discoveries on the networking site. it could be quite some time before most people get to try it out. robert handa reports. >> reporter: news agencies came from around the world for facebook's new release. mark zuckerberg unveiled the grass search. >> that was really one-half of the equation. now people are going to have the ability to discover. >> reporter: enderly says helping people with shared interests connect could help people. but criticized facebook limited to bata use and still years away from most users. >> how they presented it was horrid. at the end of the day it was presented as another search feature. kind of a linked in light. >> reporter: people we talked to ranged from optimistic to disappointed. zuckerberg emphasizes monitoring the limited users will be key in improving and expanding grab search. in menlo park, robert handa, ktvu news. >>> my space unveiled its newly redesigned website entizing the public with t
's three strikes law is a struggle pore inmates getting out early. many inmates who previously received life sentences are being released with $200 and little support. former inmates are not eligible for parole and did not receive services such as training and drug rehabilitation. they approved proposition 36 in november. it allows the inmates whose last crime was minor to be released if they don't pose a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conf
to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a sense of pride that their company is ranking high. perks like using free bicycles like this, also helps and that's just the beginning. now, the search engine giant offers employees free massages, free food and access to the three new wellness centers and seven acres for the complex. there are benefits r to the same-sex partners and extra bonuses for vacation time. we looked up some questions google used to ask employees during interviews including to businessinsider.com. one question was how many golf balls can hit in a school bus. that was for a job for a product manager to show problem- solving skills. we talked to one employee who did not work for google who said he would like to work for the co
control. how soon we could see laws following the sandy hook elementary school shooting and why one thinks the president should act on his own. >> one muni worker made $300,000 last year, half of that in over time. >>> we have breaking news right now. we have just learned the city of san jose has named laree as the new police chief. as you know the current police chief is going to be stepping down in days. this comes as the city is searching for a full time police chief. they had narrowed it down to three people but said they would need more time. it could be months. this comes at a difficult time for san jose, crime is up, officers are down and the police department is in a battle with the city over pension reform and healthcare issues. the headline, laree, a deputy chief in the san jose police department has just been named interim police chief for the city. . >>> a teen boy pled guilty for open fire on his classmates. prosecutors say thursday he shot a boy at taft high school and other students. they will try him as an adult. the teen who was shot is in stable condition. >>> judge in ri
ago tonight we were telling you about the 6.6 earthquake that hit north ridge. since then laws have changed to make freeways, bridges and overpasses safer. quake experts fear many californians have grown complacent since then and are not prepared for the next big one. >>> a movie is in the works about the penn state sex abuse scandal and al pacino has signed on to play joe paterno. it'll be directed by the director of scar face which also starred pacino. it's about the late coach's final years. >>> in the running, the popular sporting event that lake tahoe is hoping to host in the coming years. >>> a reminder you can get the ktvu app to go. watch all of our newscasts live on your mobile device. >>> lake tahoe is in the running to host the x games from 2014 to 2017. espn released the possible places. the sports organizing committee is sponsoring the bid. the group was put together to bring sports events to the bay area. >>> and a big big event at the dome. >> not their best venue as you would say. somehow their still four point favorites. former cal player tony gonzalez made this pla
executive orders that beefed up existing gun control law. the fierce senate hearings on the president's proposals are schedule for the end month. >>> there were separate shoots at gun shows across the nation today. in raleigh, north carolina, police say three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired. the owner brought it to the gown show to sell and didn't unload it. in minneapolis a man shot himself in the hand. and in medina, ohio a gun dealer found the he was checking out was loaded when he pulled the trigger and discharged. it wounded a bystander in the arm and leg. >>> those shootings came as hundreds of gun right activists took part in rallies at capitols today. >> today's event was one of several progun protests nationwide. many of the activists today said the proposed bans on some assault weapons and high capacity clips are just another way for the government to chip away at the 2nd amendment. >>> today was declared gun appreciation day by the group guns across america and urged gun owners to go to gun stores and ranges to accepted a message to congress and presi
stores and hotels and gave law enforcement time to prepare for an estimated 30,000 people many of who arrived by car. >> we stayed in capitola thinking it was going to be a short up the one. >> these fans ditched their car and opted walking a mile. >> we think siting in this traffic is going to take longer than we just walking. >> reporter: the surf action could only be viewed from a designated lot behind the oceana hotel. a place where tons of people were. some people compared this outdoor venue into a concert. but as long as there was a jumbotron showing the action no one seemed to mind. >> for more on the competition, you have to check it out go to our website ktvu.com and click on the mavericks tab. >>> san francisco authorities released the name of a 26-year- old man who was shot to death yesterday while driving near japan town. the victim was identified as jamal gaines of san francisco. jamal was driving a car last night when someone opened fire on his vehicle near gary and fillmore. he was struck by one bullet. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. the gunm
with a simple bunk and a phone while he was there, he did learn his sister-in-law, the duchess of cambridge, is expecting a baby. >> seems very unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were. but that's just the media for you. i only hope she gets the necessary protection for her to enjoy the privacy that that comes with. >> now, when asked prince harry said he did kill taliban fighters during his deployment. that's sparked fears of possible retaliation. >>> 7:15. a man from texas was one of the victims killed in the hostage standoff in algeria. now his family is trying to cope with the loss. >> i could association my brother getting in a -- associate my brother getting in a car and getting killed but terrorism and texas don't get together. >> victor lovelady had just returned to the national gas plant. he was taken hostage when a group linked to al qaeda attacked the plant last week. the algerian military moved in on saturday but 38 of the hostages were killed. two other americans are also among those that were killed. >>> meanwhile, france says there are 1,000 african troops
some say it should be overturned and some laws place restrictions on abortions. >>> we are learning what would happen if san francisco were to lose accreditation. they are making sure all current students can complete and transfer their education. last year they found a number of problems with the colleges structure and finance and they will have a certain amount of time to issue their information and final ruling could come soon. >>> phillip stole $1,700 from a bank of america branch and he is charged with burglary and both are felonies. he has pled not guilty and court records indicate problems. >>> there are rough waves after several people had to be rescued in just three days. the latest rescue shows a surfer with few problems had to be rescued. he got tired and climbed up on to the rock while his friend called for help. when rescue teams arrived, his friend climbed off the rock and had to be brought back to shore. >> also know your skill level because the waves have been rough. >> it kept rescue teams very busy and on saturday and sunday they had record rescues and they are exp
's the highest since 1999. many new state laws replace some restrictions on abortions. >>> 30 weapons were collected in marin county yesterday. it was a scaled back version and in exchange for the weapons last week they collected 827 firearms and had to issue vouchers because the event ran out of money the district attorney's office hopes to pay off the vouchers by february 15th. >>> san mateo is holding a gun by back at the san mateo center. anybody can surrender and you can get up to 200 for an assault weapon. jack ski spears is pro -- jackie spears is providing the funding. >>> san francisco is getting ready for the big game. they arrested a dozen fans in the championship game on sunday and there could be a lot more trouble after an even bigger game that will end after dark. >> it is in the works at this time to ensure we cover all the bases. studying capes it broke out after the world series in october, they even torched a $700,000 muni bus. >>> they are fighting to keep the sacramento kings in sacramento. the president is angry that a group including the ceo is buying the nba team. si
our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face but because engagement can more endureably lift suspicion and fear. [applause] america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crises abroad for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we'll support democracy from asia to africa, from the america's to the middle east because our interests and our consnscinsenceen compel to act on behalf of those who long for freedom and we must be a source of hope for the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity but because peace in our time requires a constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes. tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are
to bring more law enforcement resources back to oakland. we're also finding out the reasons why san jose police chief chris moore's decision was to leave the police department. 51-year-old chief's last day on the job is tomorrow. he says the last straw came when the city council voted against putting half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big games like this they usually bring in extra staff to happened l the crowds and make sure the beer is flowing. bay area fans have been stocking up on 49ers memorabilia. they plan on wearing their jerseys to chee
to teach law. >>> uc berkeley says it's received a report number of applications for the next freshman class. some 67,000 people have applied. that's a 10% hike from last year when 61,000 tried to get in. freshman applicants can expect to hear if they were expected on march 28. transfer students will know on april 26th. >>> california's latest employment report shows job growth holding steady statewide while the bay area saw its best year in more than a decade. unemployment remained at 9.8% that's the same as december. the nine county region added more than 91,000 jobs that's the best annual growth in a dozen years since 2000. that's when the bay area added 129,000 jobs at the height of the dot com surge. >>> the dow is at its highest point since the market bottomed out in march 2009. >> we're at a high since the recession started, one two as traders like to say the trend is your friend and the trend over the past four months is up. >> here's a five year chart of the dow from january 2008 until now. u.s. markets are closed on monday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> elite sur
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